A pictorial history of the movies (1943)

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82 GRIFFITH TURNS A PAGE There was, of course, a sudden eruption of war pic- tures. Paramount released one, Vive la France, that was no better and no worse than any other propa- ganda picture. Here is Dorothy Dalton in a scene from the film, made by Thomas Ince. ABOVE RIGHT Griffith, on invitation of the British government, made a propaganda picture called Hearts of the World. It was filmed both in England and at the front in France. In the scene above, the girl is Doro- thy Gish. The youth at the right is one Noel Coward. BELOW RIGHT BELOW LEFT The Squaw Man had always been high in Cecil B. DeMille's affections, since the original screen ver- sion had signalized his entry into pictures. Accord- ingly, in 1918, he filmed another edition of the old Western classic, with Katherine MacDonald (left), Elliott Dexter, and Anne Little. (Look back to page 27.) It wasn't a question of recruits—the draft had taken care of that—but of selling Liberty Bonds. And movie stars were great salesmen. Remember, this was before the days of the talkies; there were no public-address systems, no loudspeakers. When you addressed a crowd, you hollered through a megaphone. Mary did it (as shown here). So did Charlie Chaplin. So did Douglas Fairbanks.